Earthquakes

For every earthquake in which things are moving or falling, DROP, COVER and HOLD ON! Get to the ground, get under something and cover your head, in particular.


Drop Cover Hold On

Minor earthquakes should not prompt you to evacuate. In fact, unless there is another reason to leave the building, you are safer inside than outside after an earthquake. However, if you are ordered or required to evacuate, follow instructions from campus police.

If you are unsure and you believe that evacuation is necessary for your safety, wait for the shaking to stop, then carefully leave the building and move at least 50 feet away to an open area. Never run while the building is shaking — that’s how people get seriously injured.